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Definition 1: an adjustment of the intervals (as in tuning a keyboard instrument) so that the scale can be used to play in different keys - [noun denoting act]

(temperament is a kind of ...) the act of adjusting something to match a standard

(... is a kind of temperament ) the division of the scale based on an octave that is divided into twelve exactly equal semitones

"equal temperament is the system commonly used in keyboard instruments"

Definition 2: your usual mood - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where temperament or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he has a happy disposition

Synonyms for temperament in the sense of this definition

(temperament is a kind of ...) the complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions

"it is his nature to help others"

(... is a kind of temperament ) a disposition toward being alone

(... is a kind of temperament ) an ill-tempered and offensive disposition

(... is a kind of temperament ) cheerful compliance

"he expressed his willingness to help"

(... is a kind of temperament ) the trait of being unwilling

"his unwillingness to cooperate vetoed every proposal I made" "in spite of our warnings he plowed ahead with the involuntariness of an automaton"

(... is a kind of temperament ) a friendly disposition

(... is a kind of temperament ) an unsociable disposition; avoiding friendship or companionship

(... is a kind of temperament ) an unfriendly disposition

(... is a kind of temperament ) steadiness of mind under stress

"he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity"

(... is a kind of temperament ) a temperament that is perturbed and lacking in composure

(... is a kind of temperament ) a general disposition to expect the best in all things

(... is a kind of temperament ) a general disposition to look on the dark side and to expect the worst in all things

(... is a kind of temperament ) the disposition and habits of an epicure

(... is a kind of temperament ) the disposition and habits of a gourmand

(... is a kind of temperament ) a disagreeable, irritable, or malevolent disposition

(... is a kind of temperament ) a temperamental disposition to be agreeable

(... is a kind of temperament ) a cheerful, obliging disposition

(... is a kind of temperament ) preoccupation with satisfaction of physical drives and appetites

(... is a kind of temperament ) a disposition to shed blood

(... is a kind of temperament ) an inclination or tendency of a certain kind

"he had a change of heart"

(... is a kind of temperament ) a sensitive or highly strung temperament

(... is a kind of temperament ) the spirit of a group that makes the members want the group to succeed

(... is a kind of temperament ) having temperamental and changeable moods

(... is a kind of temperament ) temperament or disposition

"a person of hot blood"

(... is a kind of temperament ) a disposition to feel that anything less than perfect is unacceptable

"his perfectionism seemed excessive to his students"

(... is a kind of temperament ) a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior

(... is a kind of temperament ) a lack of permissiveness or indulgence and a tendency to confine behavior within certain specified limits

(temperament is a part of ...) the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom

"flowers added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room"

(temperament is a part of ...) not conducive to cheer or good spirits

(... are attributes of temperament) disposed or inclined toward

"a willing participant" "willing helpers"

(... are attributes of temperament) not disposed or inclined toward

"an unwilling assistant" "unwilling to face facts"

Definition 3: excessive emotionalism or irritability and excitability (especially when displayed openly) - [noun denoting attribute]

(temperament is a kind of ...) emotional nature or quality

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